Have you heard of the new breast implants that don’t use silicone or saline? In fact there are no implants at all. Your fat is the best replacement for the implant! Moving fat from your undesired areas into the breast sounds perfect. But how does it work, what can patients expect, and is it safe?
Natural breast augmentation is a relatively new procedure in the United States, but it has a long history and very successful following in Europe. There are very few physicians performing this procedure in Tampa Bay area.
I use fat taken from your own body via liposuction to add volume to the breasts. You can be rest assured that the procedure is painless, safe, very effective, and results last very long.
The procedure begins with liposuction. I remove fat where it’s not wanted and contour the body where it is most needed, safely and permanently without the need for invasive surgery. The patients will work with me to decide which area they would like to see reduced, commonly the hips, thighs, stomach, or buttocks, and what areas will need to be re-contoured and to what volume.
One of the greatest gains with the new procedure has been in the fat survival rate which is between 85% to 90%. With the addition of adult stem cells to enhance the fat transfer and breast splinting technology, adipocyte survival rates have shown to be even higher. In fact, when the fat transfer is concentrated with adult stem cells harvested from the patient’s own fat, and is injected into the fat that is already within the breast, the result can equal a permanent increase of 250cc to 500cc in overall breast size equating to a 1 to 2 cup size increase.
I gently harvest fat from the donor areas, usually the abdomen. The fat is kept in a sterile environment and is transferred to syringes which are then injected into the breast. It is crucial to keep the fat cells alive so they can take their new place within the breast tissue. While there is a minor depletion in volume after the procedure due to any fat cells which may have been destroyed during harvesting, the fat injections result in a permanent 150 cc to 250cc overall breast size increase which would allow for a 1 or 2 bra cup size increase. A pressure splint is sometimes used after the procedure to ensure the fat remains in place as it settles.